🖐 In this blog post we’ll share all drone law links & known rules about recreational & commercial drone use in Algeria (Algiers). Give a 👍 at the end of this post if you enjoyed it & feel free to ask any questions or share your experience in The Forum. Keep in mind that the content below is updated to the best of our knowledge & does not replace official sources.
Recreational vs Commercial drone use in Algeria
Algeria does not differentiate commercial & recreational drone use - see our post to differentiate recreational vs commercial drone usage. Both uses are strictly forbidden, however for commercial purposes, you may ask for a permission by seeking the help of a local established company.
🚨 For the moment, drone use is under the responsibility of the Algerian Directorate of Civil Aviation and Meteorology (DACM), they can be contacted via:
Phone: (+213) 021 50 92 19
🚨 The Algerian airports are infamous for their bag checks & it seems hard to go through without being asked to open them. A couple of bloggers mentioned they were able to pass, despite having their bag under x-ray & fly but be aware that upon return there is a very little chance that your drone passes again the on boarding x-rays.
🚨 An authorisation form exists for locals but today it remains impossible for foreigners to apply for it successfully ("if you have an updates here please let us know").
Can I travel to Algeria with my drone?
🚨 The Algerian airports are infamous for their bag checks and it seems hard to go through without being asked to open them. There might be a different outcome based on how you enter Algeria.
🚨 Be aware of the airline you purchase to travel as some main ones will only accept your drone on-board if its batteries are detached & placed in a firecase during travel time. Most airlines will have a battery voltage limit based on the recommendation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). You can find more info about a specific airline here.
Where can I fly my drone in Algeria?
🚨 Do not fly your drone if you do not have a permit.
What do I risk for flying a drone illegally in Algeria?
The amount & scope of the fine will depend on the nature & severity of your infraction. The judges will also evaluate if you intentionally committed the infraction.
✅ The excellent news is that if you're a local & got your local authorization, you can start flying above Algeria's awesome landscapes & create videos like this one:
✅ Going to Algeria?! Please leave a comment or update the Forum when you receive news and/or gain experience with your drone in Algeria to help keep this post up to date!
Disclaimer: Although great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information researched, we take no responsibility for any loss, harm or damage caused as a direct or indirect consequence of relying on this information. It is your responsibility to seek advice from qualified local & relevant authorities for needed information about drone rules.
Air traffic Law in Algeria (in French)